Linksys Launches WAG160N Wireless Router

Linksys has announced the availability of the WAG160N, a Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway that integrates the functionalities of an ADSL2+ Modem, Router, 4-port Switch and a Wireless-N Access Point.

According to a press release, the WAG160N is the newest addition to the Wireless-N line-up and it features the same design as sported by the recent Ultra RangePlus family of Wireless-N routers (WRT160N and WRT310N). The new design features an internal antenna technology which integrates the antenna into the device body.

The WAG160N ships with the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) application, which provides consumers with a flash video-based guided installation for PC and Mac users. The WAG160N is based on draft 802.11n technology and the built-in Wireless-N Access Point enables users to connect wireless devices in the building without using cables. It also supports Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology which is designed to increase the range and reduce 'dead spots' in the wireless coverage area. In addition, the WAG160N supports up to 256-bit industrial-strength encryption and 802.1x authentication and authorization. The LinkSys WAG160N is available for a price of US$160.

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